|I have come across software that can do what trvlr is asking unfortunately it is commercial software and their are other problems, first off it is called ACRONIS it has the ability to create a backup image of a windows Installation, and store it where ever you want over a network or on another partition, then if you want to RECOVER the image to another computer you have the OPTION of universal restore, this feature resets all the drivers for the hardware to Generic one's the problem is you then have to re-install all the official drivers for your hardware. The Pro's are that at least you will maintain all your user settings and programs, the cons is you might be wise to just re-install due to all the driver issues if your not very computer literate in knowing what drivers to install..|
I just need to add, the fact that you have copied your Windows XP to the windows 7 drive means you still have the Original hard drive for you old computer YES ? If so then it might not be too late, if you can get hold of a copy of Acronis you first need a working OLD pc that has the windows XP on it you want to migrate, make a backup image of the old PC XP installation, save it somewhere either on a portable hard drive or over the network to the new computer. Then you need to create a NEW partition at least the size of the old windows XP version NO LESS better bigger than smaller, as Acronis has the feature built in to resize partitions to accommodate a windows image.
Once you have a FREE partition space, you can use either an ACRONIS boot CD or a full installation to do do a universal restore into the new free partition space, but be careful if you do this that you do not over write you windows 7 partition by mistake, one good thing is that the software does have a decent GUI and displays partitions by the names allocated to them, such as OS Install or Data Drive etc for the partition labels good luck.
Hope this helps
PS I am NOT a big fan of Commercial software, BUT in rare occasions with a deeply customised windows installation this can be a life saver
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